East St. Louis Info

East St. Louis, Illinois is located in St Clair County. Zip codes in East St. Louis, IL include 62201, 62205, and 62202. The median home price in East St. Louis is $12,900 which is roughly $36/per square foot.

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Local news for East St. Louis, IL continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

19 hrs ago | River Front Times

The Spivey Building: East St. Louis' First and Only Skyscraper

East St. Louis, Illinois, doesn't appear in many architectural guidebooks, but it should.

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22 hrs ago | Rock M Nation

Mizzou Links, 4-16-14: Draft deadlines, recruiting, and free food

Jabari Brown's deadline for changing his mind has come and gone, another JUCO guard prepares a Mizzou visit, Drew Lock is pretty awesome, Mizzou is "among others," and student-athletes can eat more! As I understand it , the deadline for Jabari Brown and others to remove their names from the draft and retain their NCAA eligibility came and went last ... (more)

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Yesterday | KPLR-11

Locals deal with tax return countdown

When we stopped by a post office earlier Tuesday, it was hopping with activity and for those trying to get their papers in by midnight.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

ISP trooper faces felony charges after allegedly performing strip search on the side of the road

An Illinois State Police Trooper faces felony aggravated battery charges after prosecutors alleged he performed a strip search on the side of an East St. Louis street during a traffic stop.

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KPLR-11

Pet clinic to be held in East St. Louis Wednesday

Wednesday, April 16th the Gateway Pet Guardians will host a pet clinic at the East St. Louis City Hall from 12 noon to 4 pm.

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Belleville News Democrat

Carl Officer forms SuperPAC to support GOP candidate

Former East St. Louis mayor Carl Officer says he has formed a SuperPAC to support Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, signaling a possible shift in Democratic support.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

IMRF eliminates pension benefits for ESL election commissioners, some attorneys

Nine attorneys working for St. Clair County along with three members of the East St. Louis Election Commission no longer will receive taxpayer- funded retirement benefits following the results of an audit by the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

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Belleville News Democrat

Illinois Senate subcommittee to host youth employment hearing in East St. Louis

The Illinois Senate's Subcommittee on Community Youth Employment will begin a series of statewide hearings Tuesday in East St. Louis.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Courier-News

In spite of delays, Elgin's Riverside Drive Promenade near completion

The final pieces are being put in place, and the long-in-the-works Riverside Drive Promenade should be complete in two to three weeks.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Police handing out more speeding tickets along the Eads Bridge

Lieutenant Bobby Cole of the East St. Louis Police Department said he has recently noticed an increase of speeders, so he assigned an officer to the bridge.

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Belleville News Democrat

District 189 teachers get more for health insurance, but no raises

The Financial Oversight Panel on Thursday approved a contract that runs through the end of the 2013-14 school year.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

We vote 'yes' to cut precincts

We've used a lot of ink railing against the existence of the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners as a $600,000 expense that the city can ill afford and St. Clair County could easily absorb at a fraction of the cost.

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Business Journal

Video gaming terminals, aging market drive down casino revenue

River City Casino in Lemay was the only area casino to report a revenue increase last month, up 2 percent from March 2013.

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Belleville News Democrat

Sentencing set for East St. Louis detective for drug conspiracy

U.S. District Judge Michael J. Reagan issued an order Tuesday saying both the prosecution and defense in the case should be prepared to discuss whether Orlando Ward, 42, is eligible for a reduced sentence under the "safety valve" provision of federal sentencing guidelines.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

RiverBender.com

Council Passes Preliminary Dog Ban

While items addressing high-speed rail, a contract with a new golf management company, and a redevelopment agreement with a struggling art gallery were on the agenda, the item that got the most attention at last night's Alton City Council meeting pertained to dogs.

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KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Illinois officials work to get innocent violent crime victims compensated

The city of East St. Louis is working to get innocent crime victims signed up for the "Illinois Crime Victim Compensation Program."

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NewsOK.com

Moore man raises son after mother's killing

The short whiskers of his salt-and-pepper mustache brushed against his 1-year-old son's rosy cheek, a comforting embrace while he racked his brain for the right words.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

The News-Gazette

Man facing drug charge

An East St. Louis man who admitted to police he was selling heroin is due back in court next month.

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KFVS12

Dress-wearing male bank robber sentenced to prison

A Missouri man has been ordered to spend four years and four months in federal prison for robbing a southern Illinois bank while clad in a wig, polka dot dress and sunglasses.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Cross-dressing bank robber sentenced to four years in prison

A cross-dressing bank robber will spend more than four years in prison after being sentenced earlier on Monday in East St. Louis.

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